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12.22.17 Issue

Lyra Ann Halper Monasee passed away on Dec. 8  in Scottsdale, AZ. Services were private.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Arthur Rosen of Scottsdale, AZ, and Lisa and Wayne Auer of Prairie Village, KS; and two beloved grandchildren, Drew Auer and Grant Auer.

She was born in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 15, 1927. Lyra Ann was the daughter of Robert and Ann Halper. She attended Sophie Newcomb College and graduated from the University of Texas. Lyra Ann married the love of her life, Charles Arthur “Chuck” Monasee, on Jan. 28, 1950. The couple lived in Omaha for 52 years and later moved to Scottsdale, AZ.

Memorials may be made to JDRF or Parkinson’s Charities.